Texas, Enron, and Energy Monopolies

Gavin Benke

Texas, Enron, and Energy Monopolies

The deregulated energy infrastructure in Texas is the product of corporate interests and free-market principles gone haywire. The system is wholly incapable of dealing with extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change.

“Paint Your Town Red:” An Interview With Councillor Matthew Brown

Melania Parzonka

“Paint Your Town Red:” An Interview With Councillor Matthew Brown

How did Preston, an impoverished city in Northern England, transform into one of the best places to live in the country? We talk to Councillor Matthew Brown, a proponent of community wealth building and the figure behind the “Preston model,” about his newly published book “Paint Your Town Red.”

Gay is Good for Business: LGBTQ Rights and the Economic Development of America’s Cities and Suburbs

Clayton Howard

Gay is Good for Business: LGBTQ Rights and the Economic Development of America’s Cities and Suburbs

The movement for LGBTQ rights began in cities—but in recent years, it has also moved to the suburbs, creating some strange political bedfellows in the process. Clayton Howard focuses on developments in Ohio to show how, historically, some urban planners saw the "creative classes" and gay friendly districts as engines of economic growth, leaving LGBTQ activists to work with those more concerned about business than civil rights.

Lebanon’s Finest or Final Hour?

Adnan Nasser

Lebanon’s Finest or Final Hour?

Lebanon is currently facing historic economic catastrophe and hurtling towards civil unrest. Adnan Nasser examines what led to this point—and what it means for the future of the Lebanese people.

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Texas, Enron, and Energy Monopolies

The deregulated energy infrastructure in Texas is the product of corporate interests and free-market principles gone haywire. The system is wholly incapable of dealing with extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change.

Gay is Good for Business: LGBTQ Rights and the Economic Development of America’s Cities and Suburbs

The movement for LGBTQ rights began in cities—but in recent years, it has also moved to the suburbs, creating some strange political bedfellows in the process. Clayton Howard focuses on developments in Ohio to show how, historically, some urban planners saw the “creative classes” and gay friendly districts as engines of economic growth, leaving LGBTQ activists to work with those more concerned about business than civil rights.

Lebanon’s Finest or Final Hour?

Lebanon is currently facing historic economic catastrophe and hurtling towards civil unrest. Adnan Nasser examines what led to this point—and what it means for the future of the Lebanese people.

AMLO’s Mexican Dream Hangs on a Knife-Edge

Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador casts himself as the man to save the country—but his movement suffered a setback in last Sunday’s elections. Alma G. Meza analyzes AMLO’s rise in Mexican politics over the last 30 years.

Facebook and Stories About Power

Facebook has banned Trump—again—for the next two years. The tech giant walks a fine line between retaining control of its business and maintaining its image.


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